Hockey For Dummies

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Wiley, Oct 6, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages
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"If you're a fan, you'll want this book. If you're not a fan yet, Hockey For Dummies will turn you into one." —Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I loved it. We give it two paws up!" — Don Cherry, Former NHL Coach and Coaches Corner Commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "J. D.'s insight and sense of humor give die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" — Scotty Bowman, NHL's Winningest Coach and Coach of the Detroit Red Wings®, 1997 Stanley Cup® Champions "A must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, Goaltender, Florida Panthers

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Hit the rink with Hockey For Dummies® and you'll discover how to:

  • Understand the basics from the players and their positions to the penalties and checks
  • Polish your hockey skills — from skating and shooting to passing and scoring
  • "Talk the talk" — from hooking and icing to power plays and hat tricks
  • Buy the best and safest equipment — from pads and pucks to sticks and skates
  • Get into "hockey shape" with expert tips on diet, exercise, and conditioning
  • Play and practice hockey year-round — in any climate — with popular in-line skates
  • Catch all the great plays whether you're watching on TV or from the stands
  • Get your kids involved in hockey through youth leagues and organizations

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User Review  - Joyce - Goodreads

Dated but valuable introduction to ice hockey at all levels. I got it for the glossary, the penalty gestures (with little cartoon refs!), and explanations of technicalities like "the umbrella" and "the dump and chase". Read full review

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User Review  - planetkiller - Goodreads

It's out-of-date, but still a very good book for learning the basics of hockey. It's great for helping teach non-fans the ins and outs. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started Before They Drop the Puck
7
What Is Hockey?
9
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

About the Authors John Davidson is the Canadian-born former goalie for the New York Rangers who was the first goaltender to jump directly from the junior leagues into the NHL. Currently he is the color commentator for Fox Sports and is the voice of the NY Rangers on the Madison Square Garden Network. He's been the featured analyst on the Fox NHL All-Star Game for the past three years and has covered the last two Winter Olympics for CBS — and will broadcast the 1998 Olympic Games on CBS. John Steinbreder is a regular contributor to ESPN, Golf Digest, Sky Magazine, and Forbes FYI. He has written two bestselling books,Golf Courses of the US Open and Giants: 70 Years of Championship Football. He has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Time, People, and the New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune.

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